We've now been living in our house for 6 weeks and loving it! I am also so pleased with how the fireplace turned out!! Back in February I did a post on the beginning of the fireplace and now I thought it was time to show the final product. I think it adds so much to our house and gives it some character.
We chose to go with a faux marble subway tile to complement the kitchen backsplash. We wanted something that would blend in but had some detail. The tile was not easy to cut, let me tell you!! It chipped A LOT on the tile saw.
Another thing that made a big different was spray painting the brass strips on the actual fireplace insert. We use BBQ paint (which I didn't know was a thing). It is paint that is meant for very high heats. I don't think you could use regular spray paint here.
Also we had the fireplace mantel professionally sprayed when we had the rest of the house painted. I think that made a huge different in the finished product.